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Vietnam Wins 3 Gold Medals at World Youth Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships

At the World Youth Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships currently taking place in Batumi, Georgia, Vietnam has earned three gold medals.

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Le Thai Hoang Anh, Dau Khuong Duy, and Pham Tran Gia Phuc emerged as champions in the Girls U12, Boys U12, and Boys U14 categories, respectively.

Young Vietnamese chess player Dau Khuong Duy wins gold medal in the Boys U12 event at the World Youth Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2023. Photo: Lam Minh Chau
Young Vietnamese chess player Dau Khuong Duy wins gold medal in the Boys U12 event at the World Youth Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2023. Photo: Lam Minh Chau

With a tally of three gold medals, two silver medals, and one bronze medal, Vietnam currently holds the second position in the medal standings.

The young Vietnamese chess players are scheduled to continue their competition in blitz chess throughout Saturday and Sunday.

Young Vietnamese chess player Pham Tran Gia Phuc wins gold medal in the Boys U14 event at the World Youth Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2023. Photo: Lam Minh Chau
Young Vietnamese chess player Pham Tran Gia Phuc wins gold medal in the Boys U14 event at the World Youth Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2023. Photo: Lam Minh Chau

The World Youth Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2023, co-hosted by the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and the Georgian Chess Federation, is taking place from June 5 to 12, bringing together 462 chess players from 35 countries and territories.

Vietnam is represented in the tournament by a contingent of 13 talented young chess players.

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